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Technomathematics, M.Sc.

Program overview

The Technomathematics master's program teaches you how to reduce concrete technical problems to their mathematical form both with and without the use of a computer. It further teaches you how to analyze the problem structures and develop and realize approaches for solving these problems. The program offers students a high degree of flexibility and a number of possibilities for tailoring the curriculum to their own interests, allowing them to create their own individual profile. Students have a study focus in which they advance and expand their mathematical knowledge and skills in the field of numerical mathematics, differential equations, functional analysis, nonlinear optimization, modeling, stochastics and financial mathematics, or mathematics and algebra. This material is supplemented with technical and engineering content from your bachelor’s study program. The curriculum offers students a number of different possibilities to gain application experience and orient themselves in order to establish a connection to the work and tasks of mathematicians in practice. 

DegreeMaster of Science
Standard period of study 4 semesters
Credit points120
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other master’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a first university degree qualifying them for professional work. You can find more detailed information in the study program’s study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

The Technomathematics master’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. Knowledge of English is useful as some course / modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies. You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations.

Content and modules

The master’s degree program in Technomathematics consists of modules which combine curriculum content on a specific topic and often include various study and teaching formats like lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

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During the program, students may complete a non-university internship worth 6 LP. Further information is available in the study program’s internship regulations. 

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

Building on a related bachelor’s degree, the master's program provides you with further skills: You advance and expand your mathematical knowledge and skills as well as your skills in an engineering field within your elective. You also learn to conduct independent scientific work and can critically integrate new scientific findings, implementing them in a targeted manner. Furthermore, you develop the ability to act and work independently and responsibly. Students also acquire teamwork and communication skills as well as a sensitivity to gender issues.

After your studies

Graduates of the master's program find work in a number of areas in industry, business, administration, research institutes, universities, and universities of applied science. Graduates typically find work in the computer industry, mechanical engineering (for example in strength theory and vibration problems), and electrical engineering (for instance in regulation engineering, computation of fields, network planning, and communication technology). Further fields of employment can be found in the chemical industry (such as in reactor calculations and statistical processes), in the aeronautic and aerospace industry (e.g. in fluid calculations and orbit determinations), in civil engineering (e.g. in statics and material stability), and in biology and medicine (e.g. epidemic models and diagnostic evaluations), and in information technology (e.g. data compression and encryption technologies).

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Graduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board